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Tuesday’s high school cross country: South Hadley wins battle of unbeatens with Belchertown

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

In a battle of unbeaten girls cross country teams, Belchertown had the overall winner, but South Hadley placed the next four finishers in a 24-31 road win Tuesday. Carolyn Watkins (20 minutes, 38 seconds), Serena Sarage (21:11), Mackenzie Werenski (21:36) and Jackie Doyle (21:37) came in second through fifth, respectively, for the Tigers (4-0, 3-0). Tatyana Almore posted a meet-best time of 20:20 for the Orioles (4-1, 2-1 Valley South). …

Tuesday’s high school golf: Hopkins Academy punches postseason ticket

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The defending Western Massachusetts champion Hopkins Academy golf team punched its return ticket to the Division 3 Tournament Tuesday afternoon with a 23-1 victory over Smith Academy. Caleb Farnham fired a match-best 37 to lead the Golden Hawks (8-3). Farnham, Spencer Butterfield and Joe Yusko each swept their individual matches 4-0. In other golf action, Easthampton earned its first win since the 2012 …

Tuesday’s high schools: Easthampton takes down Granby in Pioneer North showdown

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Maddie Grabowski’s goal gave the Easthampton girls soccer team a 1-0 home victory over Granby Tuesday afternoon and a three-point lead in the highly competitive Pioneer North. Andi Hall set up Grabowski, whose tally kept the Eagles (7-0-1, 3-0-1) undefeated. Alyssa Fugiel made nine saves in the shutout. Brooklyn Baran stopped six shots for the Rams (7-2-1, 2-1). Gateway Regional 5, Ware 0 …

Belchertown girls soccer hits stride in 6-0 win over Northampton

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — After an uneven first half of the season, the Belchertown girls soccer team hit the official midway point Tuesday with its most complete performance thus far. The Orioles scored three times in each half and blanked …

Connecticut principal: High school players were subjected to racist slurs during football game

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

HARTFORD, Conn. — A school principal said Tuesday that members of his high school’s football team were subjected to racist taunts from among a group of adults in an eastern Connecticut town where his team had just played an away game and lost. New London High School principal …

Monday’s high school recaps: South Hadley field hockey shuts out Smith Academy

Monday, September 29, 2014

Hannah Menard scored twice in the final six minutes of regulation as the South Hadley field hockey team defeated Smith Academy 2-0 at home Monday. Brittany Cote only needed to make two stops for the Tigers (7-3-1) in …

Frontier volleyball keeps rolling, sweeps Amherst to stay perfect

Monday, September 29, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Becoming a dominant team requires a variety of tools. It could be one dominant player that is unstoppable or a well-balanced team that requires every player to make an impact. The Frontier Regional girls volleyball team is unstoppable because of the latter. The unified Red …

Weekend high schools: Smith Academy shuts out rival Hopkins Academy in girls soccer

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Freshman Hannah Rickert put the game away on a pass from Moira Pitrat with six minutes to play as the Smith Academy girls soccer team blanked Hopkins Academy, 2-0, Saturday in Hadley. Mia Ellis scored in the 19th minute and Brooke Pashek made seven saves for the Falcons …

Weekend prep schools: Williston blanks Millbrook in field hockey

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Hannah Touzos, Delaney Belinskas (assist), Meg Szawlowski (Leeds) and Julia Lustenader each scored as the Williston-Northampton field hockey team shut out Millbrook, 4-0, in Easthampton on Saturday. Morgan Fogleman made two saves for the Wildcats (3-2). Boys soccer Berkshire 8, Williston 0 — Terry O’Brien made 14 saves …

Williston-Northampton blows past Canterbury, 57-8

Saturday, September 27, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — After outscoring Canterbury 29-0 in the first quarter alone, the Williston-Northampton football team cruised to a 57-8 win Saturday night at Sawyer Field. Williston (2-0) scored from defense and special teams in the game. Defensive back Marshall Rizzuto returned an interception 90 yards in the first …

Frontier Regional falls to Turners Falls, 14-7

Saturday, September 27, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — On Saturday, the Turners Falls football team continued to do what has traditionally worked for them — run the ball. But this time, it was a pair of big pass plays that turned the tide and prevented Frontier Regional from pulling off an upset. A …

McCann Tech runs over Smith Vocational, 53-0

Saturday, September 27, 2014

NORTH ADAMS — By the time Smith Vocational’s defense took to the football field Saturday afternoon, they were already behind 16-0. McCann Tech’s offense didn’t let up from there. Rahmer Vincent took the opening kickoff back 85 yards for a touchdown, and ran an interception back 23 yards …

Friday night football: Easthampton runs over Belchertown, 52-0

Saturday, September 27, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — The Easthampton football team scored on all but one drive in a 52-0 shutout of Belchertown on Friday night. “Halftime came and we were telling the boys, it’s still 0-0, play 100 percent,” senior running back …